Upfest 2018 Registration is now OPEN


UPFEST crafted with POSCA - 2018

28th - 30th July 2018


Artist Registration for Upfest 2018 is open, and will close on the 31st of January, registrations received after this date will not be considered.


Welcome to Upfest - The Urban Paint Festival, Europe's largest street art and graffiti festival celebrating anything and everything that brightens up our streets. 2017 was an amazing festival with around 50,000 visitors watching over 300 artists.

Upfest is only possible with the amazing artists that travel under their own steam from far and wide and for this we are forever humbled.

Any practicing artist, graffiti writer or the like is welcome to register their interest in painting at the festival, all that we ask is that you're a nice person and happy to paint in front of 1000's of visitors. Due to the sheer volume of artists that attend the festival unfortunately we are unable to support individuals financially, we are not able to cover any travel or accomodation costs, we will however forward details of cheap accommodation and supply some materials.

Please note we are expecting in excess of 700 registrations for around 300 spaces, if you are unsuccessful it's not that we don't want you, it's just we have to put a limit on it somewhere. Please also note for 2018, if you have painted at Upfest before this does not guarantee you a spot (we want to give opportunities to many different artists). For 2018 due to the number of Bristol artists we will allocate them a minimum of 100 spaces from the 300, but as we usually receive more than 100 registrations not everyone will be successful. 

International artists will be advised if they have been successful by the 28th of February, UK artist will be informed by the 11th of March. Please be advised our team is extremely busy at this time of year, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions before contacting the team.  

With over 300 artists painting and bricked surfaces limited, the majority of artists will be offered a primed boarded surface which are erected for the festival, it will be suitable for spray paint, markers, and paints of most kinds.

Please complete all the details IN FULL to register for Upfest 2018, incomplete registrations will be deleted.

If you have any questions before registering please refer to the Artist FAQ & Info page.

To begin your registration, please state where you are registering the following: